Accreditation assessment team invites public to comment on FDLE

For Immediate Release
February 11, 2022
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will be visiting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on March 14-16 to examine all aspects of the department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services.  As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments. Comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards.
A virtual public information session will be held on Monday, March 14, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.  The session will be conducted via GoToMeeting at the following link: or via phone at (Toll Free): 1-877-309-2073, Access Code: 964-472-621.
Individuals may call (850) 410-8628 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.
Written comments can be made to:  Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Blvd, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155 or
FDLE must comply with 459 standards to maintain accredited status.  Since becoming accredited in 1990, the department has undergone rigorous inspections to ensure compliance with national standards for police agencies.  This process provides confidence for department management and the public that FDLE achieves and maintains high standards.
FDLE’s CALEA program manager is Vince Dauro.  The assessors are Team Leader Major Caren Sterling, Virginia State Police and Captain John Campanella, Delaware State Police (retired).
Once the assessors complete their review, they report back to the full Commission, which determines accreditation for a four-year period.
For Further Information Contact:
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001

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